Sep 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
for joining us tonight. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. the storm is no longer a threat to the u.s. and as fox's jennifer davis reports, people on the cape are breathing a huge sigh of relief. >> reporter: cape cod did take hurricane earl seriously. but the storm was barely here before it was again. and now folks say it is time to enjoy the last holiday weekend of the summer. billed as a lion, earl came more like a lamb. he allowed nathan to sleep peacefully through the night. >> he was 0 okay. >> reporter: with the storm approaching many held off on holiday plans, either hanging out or hunkering down. with earl's grey skies turning as blue as these bride maids dresses this young couple's worries went away with earl's departure from cape cod. >> sunny and beautiful and the breeze is great and couldn't ask for anything better. >> very nice. >> reporter: were you worried yesterday? >> very. but hey, there is nothing you can do. you go with the cards that are dealt to you. >> reporter: bridegroom and wedding party rode off to their reception. while business owners and inn keepers st
Sep 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
for joining us i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. a husband and wife and a history of problem. tonight they are both dead. how it all unfolded right in front of a federal agent walking his dog. >> reporter: residents on wide water drive in the prince william county were jolted awake just after 7:30 in the morning by the sound of gunfire. francis wily's husband called out to her. >> he told me get down. get the kids. make sure they are in their room. close the door. tell them not to come out. and then there was another shot. >> reporter: a married couple, robert and jennifer bathes, who lived several miles away on erica drive for some reason had driven to this neighborhood in their ford sport utility vehicle. neighbors at the crime scene said a dea agent walking his dogs encountered the couple and saw robert baits holding a gun to his head. he turned the gun towards the unarm agent who backed away. jennifer baits ride to get out of the car and that's when the shots rang out. the agent started shouting loudly enough to shout to his neighbors. >> he was saying why did you kill her, why di
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
safe on the street. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. the alert comes after a couple of students have been beaten. the police ask them to protect themselves when i will they look for robbers. >> i actually got the warning on my cell phone. >> reporter: the latest robbery is a little too close for tom. police say a student walking alone there at 2 a.m. saturday was beaten and robbed by four suspects. >> i have heard about a couple of muggings before and this one is close to home. we live right over here. so it is pretty crazy. >> on august 29th, three students waiting for a bus at the university shuttle stop were approached by five suspects. a couple of the victims ran to the volunteer fire station for help. but one was assaulted and robbed. >> it seems the suspects are preying on victims during the early morning or late evening hours. >> reporter: two days before that incident, a similar one just down the street in the parking lot of the clarion hotel. this time the victims were three students who left car observing karaoke at ej's landing at 12:30 a.m.
Sep 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
by a car, the driver nowhere to be found. good evening, i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas of the the hunt is on now at carol avenue in silver spring. tonight we learned what the victim was doing when the car hit her and then took off. matt aklin joins us live. >> reporter: we took the family members off the camera who had just visited her in the hospital. they say she did not look good. doctors are not sure if she will recover. 24-year-old daniela was born in guatemala. most recently she lived and worked about a block from where she was hit around 8:00 saturday night. she was struck a few feet away from her boyfriend's home. >> i heard a thump. it sounded like a car hit another car. >> montgomery county police are doing all they can to find the driver of what they believe was a small dark sedan, possibly a honda. they say the force of the impact caused some damage and even a piece of evidence was left behind. >> it did leave the right-hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it struck her. >> neighbors say this narrow stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous.
Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
-- to educate drivers about the potentially deadly consequences. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: you've seen it, maybe even done it yourself. >> probably talking on the phone is probably the biggest thing. >> reporter: but there's also texting, eating, putting on makeup or sometimes worse all while driving. >> i admit once in a while i've looked at my e-mail at a light and all of a sudden the light changes and you're not going and backing up traffic. it's a problem. >> reporter: distractions that pose a danger on the roadways and fairfax county police are cracking down. >> it's really gotten to be an epidemic and it's very dangerous. that is the message we are really trying to drive home that even though it's not illegal to do some of these activities, it's causing a probable. >> reporter: a recent study by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporte
Sep 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to an emergency call on marlboro pike. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the story. >> the horrific crash was captured on the ambulance's event recording camera. it will be crucial to authorities figuring out what happened. it has not been made public, but we are hearing details. an suv mangled beyond recognition, an ambulance sheared apart from the force of the crash, the aftermath of an accident that happened after midnight thursday on marlboro pike in district heights. all three men inside the suv died. 35-year-old tony burney was a passenger. >> real good guy. >> reporter: the other two victims were uncle and nephew, 22-year-old andre watley was deaf and was about to begin school at galladette university. >> very intelligent bright happy child. everyone loved him. >> reporter: emmanuel jones, andre's uncle, was driving. >> they were best friends. >> reporter: a camera like this one inside the ambulance recorded the fast moving suv apparently crossing the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. public information officer mark brady saw the tape. >> you can see in the distanc
Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >>> but we begin with this shocking scene. hanks thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm laura evans. it was just over 24 hours ago this car jumped off the road, hit two women and ran right into a d.c. restaurant and the driver behind the wheel was way over the legal limit. fox 5's wisdom martin is live to start us off tonight. >> reporter: that car gan, but the mess remains in front of the is gone, but the mess remains in front of the restaurant. the two women who were hit remain in the hospital fighting for their lives and the driver faces serious charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault. according to charging documents, chamica adams was intoxicated when she hit julie backliner, a student at johns hopkins and melissa basque before crashing into a restaurant. her blood alcohol content was .18, more than two times the legal limit. d.c. police say 23-year-old adams seen here in handcuffs was driving a 2007 dodge charger southbound on 18th street when she hit two women standing on a traffic island. police say adams continued across florida avenue, jumped the c